Prefect of the Vatican Library Bishop Cesare Pasini leafs through an authentic 15th Century copy of a letter written by Christopher Columbus, at the Vatican, Thursday, June 14, 2018. The United States is returning to the Vatican Library a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 announcing his discovery of the New World that was stolen and replaced with a forgery.
Prefect of the Vatican Library Bishop Cesare Pasini leafs through an authentic 15th Century copy of a letter written by Christopher Columbus, at the Vatican, Thursday, June 14, 2018. The United States is returning to the Vatican Library a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 announcing his discovery of the New World that was stolen and replaced with a forgery. Pool Photo via AP Tony Gentile
Prefect of the Vatican Library Bishop Cesare Pasini leafs through an authentic 15th Century copy of a letter written by Christopher Columbus, at the Vatican, Thursday, June 14, 2018. The United States is returning to the Vatican Library a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 announcing his discovery of the New World that was stolen and replaced with a forgery. Pool Photo via AP Tony Gentile

US returns 1493 Christopher Columbus letter to Vatican

June 14, 2018 10:39 AM